Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Source: London’s Vortex Jazz Club.

THU 12 JULY 2018
EVAN PARKER – BARRY GUY DUO

FRI 13 JULY 2018
HOWARD RILEY, BARRY GUY, LUCAS NIGGLI TRIO
Howard Riley (piano) Barry Guy (double bass) Lucas Niggli (drums) The working association of Howard Riley with Barry Guy started back in the 1960s. It may be relatively little known,…
Time: 8 – 11PM

SUN 15 JULY 2018
MOPOMOSO PRESENTS: THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS
A continuing series featuring some of the best from the world of free improvisation.
Time: 2 – 5.30PM

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San Francisco Scene: July 7-13, 2018

Source: Bay Improviser.

Saturday, July 7

Sat 7/07 12:00 PM Botanical Gardens [Golden Gate Park, San Francisco]
Sarah Cahill FLOWER PIANO
noon to 2 pm
Sarah Cahill will perform music by Terry Riley and Meredith Monk.

Sat 7/07 9:00 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Aram Shelton returns to the Bay for a visit to play Gold Age music with Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai and Jordan Glenn plus a new quartet from Rob Ewing, Beth Schenck, Lisa Mezzacappa and Jordan Glenn.

Sunday, July 8

Sun 7/08 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30pm Fluke-Mogul/Weeks Duo
gabby fluke-mogul – violin/Tom Weeks – alto saxophone
8:30pm Noertker’s Moxie performs Tricycle, part 2: Elysium
Annelise Zamula – alto sax, flute/Brett Carson – piano/Bill Noertker – contrabass/Jason Levis – drums

Sun 7/08 8:00 PM The Back Room [1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley]
lazyboy and Thomas Carnacki

Monday, July 9

Mon 7/09 7:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LIVE MUSIC! Sea Moss * The Social Stomach * IDHAZ

Mon 7/09 9:45 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: On Some Bull + Brovold/Zimmerman/Ormerod

Tuesday, July 10

Tue 7/10 8:00 PM The Laundry SF [3359 26th St SF]
Resident is a monthly Open Mic event started by Jeremy Black in 2017. Set in a casual atmosphere in an awesome location, The Laundry, it is the perfect event if you are a beginner or even experimented musician/performer and want to reach out to the San Francisco Community.

Tue 7/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
– Aram Shelton & Jacob Felix Heule duo
– Ashen Cleric (Nathan Clevenger, Crystal Pascucci, Cory Wright, Jordan Glenn, & Tim DeCillis)
– Shatter Pattern (Waxy Tomb)

Wednesday, July 11

Wed 7/11 7:30 PM Canessa Gallery [708 Montgomery St SF]
For our July Canessa concert we are excited to present Hudson Valley, NY’s Bill Brovold in a trio with Kurt Zimmerman, and Mark Ormerod. Bill is an instrument inventor, guitarist and woodworker and has a new album of collaborative pieces on Public Eyesore called Michael Goldberg Variations. Also on the bill are Thingamajigs Performance Group featuring new music performed on invented as well as traditional instrumentation. Peter Whitehead’s performs instrumental folk pieces using instruments of his own design and Foreignfire is David Katz’ frenetic vocal improvisations.

Wed 7/11 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Larry Ochs – Aram Shelton – Scott Walton – Kjell Nordesen

Thursday, July 12

Thu 7/12 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Opening Reception: Margaret Noble, Resonating Objects

Thu 7/12 7:00 PM David Brower Center [2150 Allston Way, Suite 100 Berkeley]
Joshua Churchill & John Davis
As a performance duo, Joshua Churchill and John Davis operate spontaneously to create densely layered organic and atmospheric works, combining Churchill’s dynamic soundscapes with Davis’s handmade, and often hand processed, 16mm and Super 8 films. For Other Minds, Joshua Churchill and John Davis will present a collaborative performance that engages viewers in meditative and abstract environments, using imagery and sounds are rooted in the environment and its natural rhythms.

Thu 7/12 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:15 pm Josh Martin – electric bass
8:35 pm Faults
Bachmann/Cocoran/Jaroba
9:20 pm Tambalaya
Tammy Duplantis – experimental homebrew sound art

Friday, July 13

Fri 7/13 8:00 PM The Red Poppy Art House [2698 Folsom St @23rd St SF]
Alon Nechushtan Trio / Scott Amendola Duo: Contemporary Jazz & Improvised Music
Pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan has toured both in the U.S. and beyond, releasing 10 critically acclaimed albums as a leader and showcasing “abundant chemistry and boundless eclecticism” (All About Jazz). For a night of original contemporary jazz and improvisational grooves, the trio is also joined by Scott Amendola Duo.

Fri 7/13 9:00 PM The Chapel [777 Valencia St San Francisco]
We are incredibly honored to announce that John Zorn and Bill Laswell will come together for the first time ever in San Francisco for two historic shows at The Chapel on Fri 7/13 and Sat 7/14! Join us, for “KONX OM PAX”. A portion of all proceeds from these shows will go to charities directly aiding the children separated at border camps, as part of The Chapel’s Keep Families Together Concert Series (charities listed in ticket links).

Avantwhatever Festival 2018

Source: The Avantwhatever is taking place now in Australia.

SATURDAY JULY 7 12-1:30PM – PERFORMANCES
MERRI CREEK – MEET AT THE CORNER OF VICTORIA & WEIGALL ST FOR A GUIDED WALK

Featuring:
Bonny Cassidy
Melissa Deerson
Jason Kahn
Richard Kamerman
Jacqui Shelton

SATURDAY JULY 7 5:00PM – PERFORMANCE
FLEMING PARK – VICTORIA ST, BRUNSWICK EAST

Featuring:
Ritual Solar Observance Society
A sunset performance using the solar powered synths made at the workshop earlier in the afternoon.

SATURDAY JULY 7 7-10:30PM – PERFORMANCE
TRIPLE R PERFORMANCE SPACE – 221 NICHOLSON ST (CNR NICHOLSON & BLYTH ST) EAST BRUNSWICK

Featuring:
Richard Kamerman (Electronics)
Keith Fullerton Whitman (Modular Synthesis)
Papaphilia (Electronics)
Judith Hamann (Cello)

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Two Gems from Dr. Eugene Chadbourne: Boston Quintet & Euro Unit Tribute to Thelonious Monk! Jesse Dulman & Blaise Siwula! Samara Lubelski & Bill Nace! Yukari / Thomas Morgan / Satoshi Takeishi! Aranda / Nastesjo / Andorra! Peter Brotzmann’s ‘Machine Gun’ on LP! Derek Bailey’s ‘Aida’ expanded on LP! Carla Bley Band Rarity from 1978! blues Box 10 CD set! Prince Buster! Son House! Howlin’ Wolf! John Lee Hooker! Plus a Big Sale from the Great Moonjune Progressive Label and NimbusWest / Horace Tapscott CD Sale – part 2!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, July 8th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / NICK JOZWIAK / NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC / TODD CAPP
7pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN – Solo violin Performing the Violin Music of ORNETTE COLEMAN

Sunday, July 15th:
6pm: WELF DORR / ON KA’A DAVIS / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: SCOTT FIELDS – Solo Guitar with Special Guest ELLIOTT SHARP – Guitars

Sunday, July 22nd:
6pm: GUSTAVO OBLIGADO / BRANDON SEABROOK / ANDREW DRURY – Alto Sax / Guitar / Drums
7pm: DREW WESLELY / HERY PAZ / RAF VERTESSEN – Guitar / Tenor Sax / Drums

Sunday, July 29th:
6pm: NATE SCHEIBLE and SARAH HUGHES – Drums and Alto Sax
7pm: STEVE SWELL and MARK SEGGER – Trombone and Drums

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

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Friday, JULY 6, 2018 – Free Admission

ZORN AT THE FRICK MUSEUM, NYC * – 6pm – 9:30pm

Anteroom
AMBIENT WORK – ORGAN CD on loop

6:10 – Garden Court
GNOSTIC DUO (15’)
kenny wollesen vibes
carol emanuel harp

6:30 – Library
PASSAGEN (10’)
chris otto violin

7pm – West Gallery (Turner)
CELLO BAGATELLES (15’)
michael nicolas cello
erik friedlander cello

7:30 – Music Room
CLASSIC GUIDE TO STRATEGY (10’)
john zorn alto saxophone

8pm – Grand Staircase (opposite the Vermeer)
ZEITGEHOFT (8’)
chris otto violin
michael nicolas cello

8:30 – Living Hall (Bellini)
NOVE CANTICI PER FRANCESCO D’ASSISI world premiere (20’)
julian lage guitar
gyan riley guitar

The * Frick Museum is located at 1 East 70th St. (bet 5th Ave & Madison)
212-288-0700 / http://www.frick.org

Interview with Damon Waitkus (Jack o’ the Clock) 

Source: ShedSounds.

Join us for episode 2 of the ShedSounds podcast, a monthly program concerning topics centered on music production, composition and performance! Hosted by broadcaster Ian Beabout in his home studio, ShedSounds, this podcast will feature interviews with industry professionals and musicians concerning the creative process. This week, I’m chatting with Damon Waitkus of Jack o the Clock about the challenge of realizing older work through the lens of current aesthetics, the power of strong language in songwriting and the development of creativity in secluded individuals.

Willisau Jazz Festival Lineup

Source: Jazz Festival Willisau.

29 Aug
Pocket Rockets
Erb / Baker / Rosaly
The Thing feat. James Blood Ulmer

30 Aug
Pascal Gamboni & Rees Coray
Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die
Fischermanns Orchestra

31 Aug
Irina & Jones
Stoffner / Lovens / Mahall «Mein Freund der Baum»
Feigenwinter Oester Pfammatter
The Young Mothers
Hanreti

1 Sep
Vinz Vonlanthen Solo
22° Halo
Nate Wooley Battle Pieces
Fredy Studer Solo
ChaChaMania
Spill
Celea Reisinger Parisien
Emilie Zoé

2 Sep
Hans Kennel Wood & Brass
Feather & Stone
Silvan Schmid Quintet
Oliver Lake Organ Quartet